22820.003 Experience Spiritual Birth

“I [Jesus] say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” (John 5:24, NKJV)

All things related to our relationship with God begin with spiritual birth. Jesus tells us each person must be “born again” (John 3:5). Those who believe and trust in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, experience spiritual birth. Have you taken this important first step? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and asked him to be the Lord of your life? If so, you are a part of the family of God! If not, take time right now to go to (LINK TO “BEGIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD”) for more information on making this important decision.

Believing and trusting in Jesus enables us to have the relationship with God that he desires to have with each one of his children. This step allows Jesus to give us access to the Son-powered life. It is impossible for a lamp to produce light on its own without having a proper relationship with a source of power. Likewise, a mirror gives light only when it receives light from another source. In both of these examples, a right relationship with a power source is non-negotiable. If we want to be reflecting the Son and his power in our daily lives, we must have a right relationship with the power source, Jesus Christ. That right relationship is only achieved by becoming a member of God’s family by receiving and trusting in Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior. This is called salvation, saved from one life and given another with an alternate power source.

It is critical that we have a proper understanding of what our salvation in the person of Jesus Christ really accomplishes. God, the Father, has “qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:12–14, ESV).

Our eternal salvation is a done deal. The Father has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness. He has transferred us to the kingdom of his Son in whom we accomplished without our help. I find it interesting to note that each one of these verbs is in the past tense. I believe this indicates that because of those actions, we experience a paradigm shift. Yes, we are still in this world, but we are now living with a new identity. We are under a different law, the law of faith which gives us the law of life in the Spirit of Christ Jesus.

Furthermore, Paul tells us that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit of God: “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13, NKJV).

We are secure in a new relationship with the King of Kings. Christ himself purged our sins. It is a finished work that he has done on our behalf. The Father and Jesus took care of our sin problem. We trust in Jesus alone for our salvation. He daily saves us from the foolishness of trusting in ourselves. In truth, we are “signed, sealed, and delivered” for shipment to the kingdom of God. In the same way that we trust in Jesus Christ’s power on the cross for our salvation, we must trust him for power through the Holy Spirit to live each day in the life he has designed for us.

Have you trusted in Jesus Christ’s power on the cross for your salvation? Are you trusting in Jesus to daily give you the Holy Spirit’s power?

Son Power begins with a relationship with God through his Son, Jesus Christ.